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Queensland Haematology Advanced Training Pathway

Queensland Health in conjunction with private facilities offers advanced training in Clinical Haematology, Laboratory Haematology, and combined Clinical and Laboratory Haematology.

Advanced Training provides a 'depth' of specialty training under supervision to prepare trainees for independent practice as consultants. It builds on the skills developed in preceding training through work-based assessments and learning tools.

Training is accredited through:

For information regarding advanced training positions in other Pathology sub-specialties, please refer to the Queensland Pathology Training Programs webpage.


To be eligible to apply for selection as a haematology advanced trainee in either the Clinical Haematology or joint Clinical and Laboratory Haematology pathways, an applicant must meet the following entry requirements:

For applicants who are planning to sit the clinical exam in 2021

If you are planning to sit the RACP Divisional Clinical Examination (DCE) in 2021, wish to apply for a pathway/network AT position and be accepted as a provisional Advanced Trainee (pAT), you must meet the following requirements:

  • completed all other Basic Training requirements, including passing the Divisional Written Examination AND
  • plan to sit the DCE in 2021

For provisionally approved Advanced Trainees, if your attempt at passing the clinical exam in 2021 is unsuccessful, any training provisionally approved as 'conditional upon passing the Clinical Examination' will not be accepted as Advanced Training and you will revert to being a “continuation basic trainee.” For more information on provisional Advanced Training refer to the RACP website.

To be eligible to apply for selection as a haematology advanced trainee in Laboratory Haematology, an applicant must meet the following entry requirements:

It is an RCPA requirement that all laboratory haematology trainees hold general registration, or for those who have gone through the overseas trained specialist (OTS) pathway, have limited registration and have been issued with an AMC Report 1 or have limited registration under the Medical Board’s Competent Authority Pathway.

All Australian and New Zealand citizens and applicants with permanent residency who are eligible for appointment will be offered before those with temporary visas.

Refer to the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) for further information on eligibility and accredited facilities.

Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be considered.

Other requirements

Trainees must be willing to rotate across campuses and institutions, to ensure maximum exposure to training opportunities and to access all relevant sections within their discipline. Individual placements will be discussed as part of the offer if successful.

How to apply

Applicants seeking a training position should review and submit the following information:

The online application captures information to assess your eligibility and suitability for network selection and therefore must be completed.

All supporting documentation must be uploaded electronically and referees consulted prior to completing the online application. Referee reports are generated and emailed to nominated referees automatically once this section is completed via the online application.

Participating facilities

Clinical Haematology training:

  • Cairns Hospital
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • Mater Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital
  • Toowoomba Hospital
  • Townsville University Hospital

Laboratory Haematology training:

  • Australian Red Cross Blood Service
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Mater Pathology
  • Pathology Queensland Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Pathology Queensland Central Laboratory (RBWH)
  • QML Pathology
  • Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology
  • Townsville University Hospital

Interview, selection and offer dates

The recruitment and selection process will comply with relevant Queensland Health policies including the principles of equal employment opportunity. All applications to the network will be reviewed by the Oversight Committee. The committee uses assessment criteria to determine eligibility and suitability of applicants for appointment to network positions.

Positions will be allocated primarily according to ranking during interview and other mitigating circumstances.

Notification of interview: Early August 2020
Pathway applicant interviews: 20-21 August 2020
Pathway allocation meeting: 21 August 2020
Acceptance notification: Within one (1) week of offer

Appeals information for applicants (PDF 194 kB)


Dr Rebecca Adams 
Coordinator - Haematology Training in Queensland

Last updated: 18 May 2020